Chieftains secure spot in LNI championship

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The McLaughlin Mustangs shocked everyone but themselves in the quarterfinal round of the Lakota Nation Invitational boys' basketball tournament.
Taking on the top-seeds from Red Cloud, the Mustangs engineered a 74 to 72 upset and set about notching a spot in tomorrow night's championship showdown, with a win over Crow Creek.
Break out the spirit fingers for late first half action between the Chieftains and Mustangs.
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McLaughlin in transition, William Brownotter pushes it to Lex Farrell who launches and hits the corner three.
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Crow Creek has an answer, Joe Sazue the third misses the three, but Josiah Blue Arm is there for the rebound and the putback.
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Crow Creek back to work, off the missed jumper, Blue Arm with great hustle to save this one and gets it to Trevin McBride and the freshman hits the three.
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McLaughlin on the move, Donovan Two Lance fakes, then drives to the hoop and gets it to go.
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Before I have the chance to settle back in Sazue delivers with the dagger three.
Crow Creek cruises to the win in the second half. Final Score 72 to 45.